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  • “Hurry up and wait!”: An intern’s year at the Arden
    2016/17 Stage Management Intern, Jackie Leibowitz, shared her year-long experience interning at the Arden. We loved having Jackie work with and learn from us and wish her all the best during her masters program at Temple University next year.  How did you hear about the internship? I’ve been seeing shows at the Arden since I first […]
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  • Soaking up the magic: An interview with Emily Gardner Xu Hall
    The multi-talented Emily Gardner Xu Hall is currently delighting audiences in THE LIGHT PRINCESS as the Queen. Get to know Emily better and her experience working on this world premiere musical in our interview. You are more than a triple threat. You are an actress, writer, composer, singer, instrumentalist, director… How do you juggle all of […]
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  • Get to know the versatile Emily Kleimo!
    Philadelphia actress Emily Kleimo, who makes her Arden debut in Gypsy, introduces us to her many talents on stage and off! You’re a voice actor, too. Tell us a little about that job. How are voice acting and acting on the stage different/the same? EK: Yes, I am! I have done a few commercials, a […]
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  • Crafting a career from a habit: An Interview with H. Michael Walls
    Veteran actor, H. Michael Walls, returns to the Arden for the 2016/17 season production of Gypsy. He discusses his journey towards a life in the spotlight and penchant for Shakespeare as he crafted a professional career out of habit. You were a reporter, earned your real estate license, and worked in public relations. Your acting career has […]
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  • Revealing: Caroline Dooner on Acting, Body Image & Burlesque
    Caroline Dooner returns to the Arden to play Louise in Gypsy this May 18- June 18. In this interview, Caroline speaks candidly on her acting career, body image, and introduction to burlesque. Your website says, “Every few years, I tell myself I am quitting acting so I can focus on eating and sleeping and making […]
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  • Inside The Writers’ Room: Alex Bechtel and Tony Lawton
    Meet Tony Lawton and Alex Bechtel, the writers of Arden Theatre Company’s original musical The Light Princess. They’ve shared stories about the creation of this new work, their inspirations, and the lessons along the way. Tell us about the writing process. Why did you choose to adapt this story? When did work on this play first begin? AB: It was […]
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  • Reawakening “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
    Reawakening “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Paige Farestveit In 1998, the Arden Theatre Company’s brand new F. Otto Haas Stage opened with a remarkable production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by company co-founder Aaron Posner, that featured a cast that can only be described as an embarrassment of riches: TonyBraithwaite, Pearce Bunting, Jen Childs, Melanye […]
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  • “Whimsical stuff and things”: A Scenic Designer Sets the Stage
    “Paige Hathaway’s scenic design evokes a weathered downtown warehouse with stark steel ladders and a sumptuous moon hanging high over the various found objects in the background. At times the space seems to glow from every corner with the magical fairy ambiance created by lighting designer Thom Weaver.” DC Metro Arts Paige Hathaway answers questions about […]
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  • Dangerous Questions: An Interview with Dan Hodge
    The Arden Theatre Company is thrilled to welcome Philadelphia artist Dan Hodge to our stage to play Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Enjoy this interview with him in which he discusses Shakespeare, his career in Philly, and our upcoming production. What is your favorite Shakespeare play and why? That’s a tricky question – I love a […]
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  • Mastering the Magic: Matt Pfeiffer Directs & Teaches Shakespeare
    Philadelphia director Matt Pfeiffer brings the Bard to the Arden Theatre this spring. Not only is Pfeiffer directing a unique and vibrant production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but he is also teaching a masterclass in Shakespearean acting. His master class for Arden Drama School will be held on Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 […]
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  • Odd Man Out: On Elias And Other Ghosts
    Annie Baker’s John explores the lives of three colorful women and the men that have impacted them. Much like the ghosts of Gettysburg, men haunt Jenny, Genevieve, and Mertis in unique ways. Though only one of these men is onstage, they have a weighted, constant presence. Elias Schreiber-Hoffman, played by Kevin Meehan, is the only man present. Meehan […]
  • Nancy Boykin: An Interview with One of Philly Theatre’s Leading Lights.
    Meet Nancy Boykin, an actress who has stolen stages across the country for more than 30 years. Boykin has made a career in Philadelphia performing at the Wilma Theatre, Theater Horizon, Flashpoint, and at the Arden Theatre Company. She has taught theatre at Villanova University, Cal State Fullerton, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and Temple […]
  • Arden Drama School: Get to Know our Teaching Artists!
    The award-winning Arden Drama School program includes some of Philadelphia’s finest theatre professionals. Learn more about our Teaching Artists for 2017’s Winter Session.  Madison Auch graduated from The University of the Arts in 2014 with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, and has since been working in Philadelphia as an actor, musician, and teaching artist. Madison […]
  • Returning to Old Friends
    Returning to Old Friends by Jessica Celli I had just turned four when I saw my first show at the Arden, A Year with Frog and Toad. It was my Christmas gift from my aunt and uncle, packing a van full of cousins and driving down to the winter children’s show at the Arden is now […]
  • Snail Trail: Traveling Through Children’s Theatre
    A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD actor Steve Pacek reflects on his experience as in Children’s Theatre as an actor and director. One of the first acting exercises in one of my first acting classes in college was to tell a children’s story.  We had to select a book from our childhood and bring it […]
  • Blank Canvas: Rehearsal
    by Jessica M. Johnson November 2, 2016 So… Let’s begin. I love rehearsal. More specifically, I love Day One.  “Day One” of rehearsal is more than just putting emails, and names to faces, it is about beginning a journey; it is an opportunity for a room full of designers, and directors, and actors, and every […]
  • Watercolor: An Actor’s Journey
    by Jessica M. Johnson October 17, 2016 The Legend of Georgia McBride actress Jessica M. Johnson muses on the transformative process of storytelling. What makes a show a show? Is it the text, the people, the props, the concept, the space, the light, the execution? I think on any given day what makes a play […]
  • Actually Actually: Thoughts from a returning Arden Professional Apprentice
    by Domenick Scudera, M.F.A. Professor of Theater, Ursinus College 10.9.2016 One of the perks of being an Arden Professional Apprentice (APA) was taking acting classes with one of the Arden’s founders, Aaron Posner.  Aaron’s class was lively and eye-opening.  If you struck a false note in a scene, he would call you on it.  For […]
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  • Telling the Truth: An interview with Aaron Posner
    Aaron Posner talks Chekhov, truth, and his role as playwright and director of his (sort of) adaptation of Stupid F**king Bird. What prompted you to adapt Chekhov’s The Seagull? I love Chekhov and The Seagull. But the truth is… it is old and no longer speaks directly to our lives as I am sure it […]

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